May 31, 2018

Metagenomic analysis of the endangered kakapo fecal microbiota, a role for the microbiota in the social interaction habits of mice, using fecal metabolomics to readout functions of the gut microbiome.

General microbiome

Pre-print: Measuring the archaeome: detection and quantification of archaea signatures in the human body – Manuela R Pausan – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Short‐term direct contact with soil and plant materials leads to an immediate increase in diversity of skin microbiota – Mira Grönroos – Microbiology Open

Human oral microbiome

Preliminary esophageal microbiome studies prompt important scientific questions – Yash Choksi – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Human urinary microbiome

Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis: A Case of Missing Microbes? – Carlos Alfredo Batagello – Journal of Endourology

Animal experiments

Social interaction-induced activation of RNA splicing in the amygdala of microbiome-deficient mice – Roman M Stilling – eLIFE

Differences in cecal microbiome of selected high and low feather-pecking laying hens – P Birkl – Poultry Science

Digestive microbiota is different in pigs receiving antimicrobials or a feed additive during the nursery period – Cassandra Soler – PLOS ONE

Dietary supplementation with yeast hydrolysate in pregnancy influences colostrum yield and gut microbiota of sows and piglets after birth – Shah Hasah – PLOS ONE

Dietary sodium butyrate improves intestinal development and function by modulating the microbial community in broilers – Wei Wu – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Network-guided genomic and metagenomic analysis of the faecal microbiota of the critically endangered kakapo – David W Waite – Scientific Reports

Bacterial diversity and community structure of the intestinal microbiome of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) during ontogenesis – Francisca A Burgos – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pre-print: Consortia of anti-nematode fungi and bacteria in the rhizosphere of soybean plants attacked by root-knot nematodes – Hirokazu Toju – bioRxiv

The importance of phyllosphere on plant functional ecology: a phyllo trait manifesto – Bruno H P Rosado – New Phytologist

Biocatalytic potential of Streptomyces spp. isolates from rhizosphere of plants and mycorrhizosphere of fungi – Jelena Spasic – Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Hosts do not simply outsource pathogen resistance to protective symbionts – Jan Hrček – Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity in Sediments from the Bottom of the Challenger Deep, the Mariana Trench – Takuro Nunoura – Microbes and Environments

Microbial Community Composition and Putative Biogeochemical Functions in the Sediment and Water of Tropical Granite Quarry Lakes – Amit Kumar – Microbial Ecology

Bloom of a denitrifying methanotroph, “Candidatus Methylomirabilis limnetica”, in a deep stratified lake – Jon S Graf – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbiome dynamics during spontaneous fermentations of sound grapes in comparison with sour rot and Botrytis infected grapes – Jessica Lleixà – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Pre-print: Microbial Community Structure and Diversity of Shrimp Paste at Different Fermentation Stages – Dai Lingying – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

MetaHMM: A webserver for identifying novel genes with specified functions in metagenomic samples – Balázs Szalkai – Genomics

Metabolomics

The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome – Jonas Zierer – Nature Genetics

More microbes

Pre-print: Aggregation of Vibrio cholerae by cationic polymers enhances quorum sensing but over-rides biofilm dissipation in response to autoinduction – Nicolas Perez-Soto – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Virus genes from city pond rescue bacteria – ScienceDaily

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May 26, 2018

We have a big variety of topics covered in today’s posts, from built environment to bat microbiome to biolfilms!

Biofilms

Genomic identification of microbial species adhering to maxillofacial prostheses and susceptibility to different hygiene protocols – Juliana Barchelli, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Anti-biofilm effect of a butenolide/polymer coating and metatranscriptomic analyses – Wei Ding, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Microbial ecology

Keystone taxa as drivers of microbiome structure and functioning – Samiran Banerjee, Nature Reviews Microbiology

Diversity, Stability, and Reproducibility in Stochastically Assembled Microbial Ecosystems – Akshit Goya, Physical Review Letters

Pregnancy and early life

Iron supplementation has minor effects on gut microbiota composition in overweight and obese women in early pregnancy – Marloes Dekker Nitert, British Journal of Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

The concordance between upper and lower respiratory microbiota in children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia – Wenkui Dai, Emerging Microbes & Infections

The lung microbiome in children with HIV-bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional pilot study – Refiloe Masekela, BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Does Lindioil (Indirubin) treatment affect the composition of Malassezia species on psoriatic skin? – Y. K. Lin, British Journal of Dermatology

Shift in skin microbiota of Western European women across aging – Romain Jugé, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Understanding mucosal and microbial functionality of the female reproductive tract by metaproteomics: Implications for HIV transmission – Alicia R. Berard, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Vaginal microbiome studies in pregnancy must also analyse host factors – S.S. Witkin, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Vaginal microbiome in early pregnancy and subsequent risk of spontaneous preterm birth: a case‐control study – Negar Tabatabaei, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Human gut microbiome

Structural Alteration of Gut Microbiota during the Amelioration of Human Type 2 Diabetes with Hyperlipidemia by Metformin and a Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula: a Multicenter, Randomized, Open Label Clinical Trial – Xiaolin Tong, mBio

The role of diet in the aetiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease – Hamed Khalili, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal experiments

Ethanolamine enhances intestinal functions by altering gut microbiome and mucosal anti-stress capacity in weaned rats – Jian Zhou, British Journal of Nutrition

Helicobacter pylori-infected C57BL/6 mice with different gastrointestinal microbiota have contrasting gastric pathology, microbial and host immune responses – Zhongming Ge, Scientific Reports

Evaluation of the impact of glyphosate and its residues in feed on animal health – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Risks for animal health related to the presence of fumonisins, their modified forms and hidden forms in feed – EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM), EFSA Journal

Plateau hypoxia attenuates the metabolic activity of intestinal flora to enhance the bioavailability of nifedipine – Juanhong Zhang, Drug Delivery

Animal microbiome

Fecal Microbiota Composition Changes after a Body Weight Loss Diet in Beagle Dogs – A Salas, Journal of Animal Sciences

The fecal bacterial microbiota of bats; Slovenia – Modest Vengust, PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fertilization shapes a well-organized community of bacterial decomposers for accelerated paddy straw degradation – Yushan Zhan, Scientific Reports

Paddy-upland rotation for sustainable agriculture with regards to diverse soil microbial community – Ping-Fu Hou, Scientific Reports

Annual post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in 2016 – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Conserved Responses in a War of Small Molecules between a Plant-Pathogenic Bacterium and Fungi – Joseph E. Spraker, mBio

Pseudomonads contribute to regulation of Pratylenchus penetrans (Nematoda) populations on apple – Tristan T. Watson, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Taxon-specific aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an experimental ocean-atmosphere mesocosm – Jennifer M. Michaud, Nature Communications

Combined genotyping, microbial diversity and metabolite profiling studies on farmed Mytilus spp. from Kiel Fjord – Caroline Utermann, Scientific Reports

Bathyarchaeota: globally distributed metabolic generalists in anoxic environments – Zhichao Zhou, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Probiotics / prebiotics

Dietary fibers, prebiotics, and exopolysaccharides produced by lactic acid bacteria: potential health benefits with special regard to cholesterol-lowering effects – E. Korcz, Food and Function

Pharmacomicrobiomics: exploiting the drug-microbiota interactions in anticancer therapies – Concetta Panebianco, Microbiome

Built environment

City-scale distribution and dispersal routes of mycobiome in residences – Xinzhao Tong, Microbiome

Unraveling bacterial fingerprints of city subways from microbiome 16S gene profiles – Alejandro R. Walker, Biology Direct

Bioinformatics

ASaiM: a Galaxy-based framework to analyze microbiota data – Bérénice Batut, GigaScience

Comprehensive benchmarking and ensemble approaches for metagenomic classifiers – Alexa B. R. McIntyre, Genome Biology

Techniques

The Present and Future of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Whole Metagenome Sequencing (WMS) for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes across the Food Chain – Elena A. Oniciuc, Genes

A microbial endocrinology-based simulated small intestinal medium for the evaluation of neurochemical production by gut microbiota – Daniel N Villageliú, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

May 15, 2018

Comparison of the cottage cheese and artisanal cheese microbiota, no microbes found in amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies, impacts of ocean warming on the oyster microbiome.

General microbiome

Molecular (Me)micry? – Orly Avni – Cell Host & Microbe

Pregnancy and early life

Amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community – Efrem S Lim – Microbiome

Multi-site human microbiome

Data on the gut and saliva microbiota from a cohort of atherosclerosis patients determined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing – Gregory B Gloor – Data in Brief

Human skin microbiome

Antiseptic Agents Elicit Short-Term, Personalized and Body Site-Specific Shifts in Resident Skin Bacterial Communities – Adam J SanMiguel – The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Systematic review assessing the effectiveness of dietary intervention on gut microbiota in adults with type 2 diabetes – David Houghton – Diabetologia

Animal experiments

Increased butyrate priming in the gut stalls microbiome associated-gastrointestinal inflammation and hepatic metabolic reprogramming in a mouse model of Gulf War Illness – Ratanesh Kumar Seth – Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology

Light exposure influences the diurnal oscillation of gut microbiota in mice – Guangyan Wu – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Early-Life Antibiotic-Driven Dysbiosis Leads to Dysregulated Vaccine Immune Responses in Mice – Miriam Anne Lynn – Cell Host & Microbe

The effect of the timing of exposure to Campylobacter jejuni on the gut microbiome and inflammatory responses of broiler chickens – Phillippa L Connerton – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

Potential impacts of hypoxia and a warming ocean on oyster microbiomes – Bushra Khan – Marine Environmental Research

Mixed-Mode Transmission Shapes Termite Gut Community Assemblies – Rafael R da Costa – Trends in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effect of compost application on the dynamics of carbon in a nectarine orchard ecosystem – E Baldi – Science of the Total Environment

Review: Current research trends on plastic pollution and ecological impacts on the soil ecosystem: A review – Yooeun Chae – Environmental Pollution

Community structure and plant growth-promoting potential of cultivable bacteria isolated from Cameroon soil – Gylaine Vanissa Tchuisseu Tchakounté – Microbiological Research

Characterisation of antagonistic yeasts for biocontrol applications on apples or in soil by quantitative analyses of synthetic yeast communities – Simon Gross – Yeast

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial ecology of two hot springs of Sikkim: Predominate population and geochemistry – Ishfaq Nabi Najar – Science of the Total Environment

Exploring abundance, diversity and variation of a widespread antibiotic resistance gene in wastewater treatment plants – Ziyan Wei – Environment International

Antimicrobial resistance and potential virulence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from water and bivalve mollusks from Bahia, Brazil – Irana Paim Silva – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Diversity and distribution of Archaea in global estuarine ecosystems – Xiaobo Liu – Science of the Total Environment

Microbes in space

Acute exposure to space flight results in evidence of reduced lymph Transport, tissue fluid Shifts, and immune alterations in the rat gastrointestinal system – W E Cromer – Life Sciences in Space Research

Food microbiology

Using PacBio sequencing to investigate the bacterial microbiota of traditional Buryatian cottage cheese and comparison with Italian and Kazakhstan artisanal cheeses – Hao Jin – Journal of Dairy Science

Salmonella Cold Stress Response: Mechanisms and Occurrence in Foods – Steven C Ricke – Advances in Applied Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Strategies to improve the functionality of probiotics in supplements and foods – Claude P Champagne – Current Opinion in Food Science

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Diversity of active viral infections within the Sphagnum microbiome – Joshua M A Stough – bioRxiv

Review: Composition of gut microbiota and its influence on the immunogenicity of oral rotavirus vaccines – Cliff A Magwira – Vaccines

Metabolomics

Review: A Review on Human Fecal Metabolomics: Methods, Applications and the Human Fecal Metabolome Database – Naama Karu – Analytica Chimica Acta

More microbes

Critical knowledge gaps and research needs related to the environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance – D G Joakim Larsson – Environment International

May 2, 2018

 

In our 2nd May Digest there are many interesting Jobs, News and papers, among which few recommendations: the review on human oral microbiota by Yangheng Zhang, bacterial versus human thymidylate synthas by Zahidul Islam, gut metabolome meets microbiome by Santosh Lamichhane and GET_PHYLOMARKERS – a new software package for phylogenomics and inferring pan-genome phylogenies. Enjoy!

Jobs

Research assistant in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research Scientist Engineer, University of Washington, WA, US

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Post-doc position, Universite Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France

General microbiome

Novel Antimicrobials for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection – Nicola Petrosillo – Frontiers in Medicine

Metagenomic assessment of the interplay between the environment and the genetic diversification of Acinetobacter – Marc Garcia-Garcera – Environmental Microbiology

Further expansion of methane metabolism in the Archaea – Yulin Wang – bioRxiv

Bacterial versus human thymidylate synthase: Kinetics and functionality – Zahidul Islam – PLOS One

Humans as holobionts: implications for prevention and therapy – Maarten van de Guchte – Microbiome

Genomewide characterisation of the genetic diversity of carotenogenesis in bacteria of the order Sphingomonadales – Shivakumara Siddaramappa – Microbial Genomics

Pregnancy and early life

Spleen development is modulated by neonatal gut microbiota – M. Manuela Rosado – Immunology Letters

HIV antiretroviral exposure in pregnancy induces detrimental placenta vascular changes that are rescued by progesterone supplementation – Hakimeh Mohammadi – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Biological exacerbation clusters demonstrate asthma and COPD overlap with distinct mediator and microbiome profiles  – Michael A. Ghebre – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Oral microbiome

Review: Human oral microbiota and its modulation for oral health – Yangheng Zhang – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Oral Administration of Probiotics Increases Paneth Cells and Intestinal Antimicrobial Activity – Silvia I. Cazorla – Frontiers in Microbiology /Food Microbiology

Oral microbiota reveals signs of acculturation in Mexican American women – Kristi L. Hoffman – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Gut metabolome meets microbiome: A methodological perspective to understand the relationship between host and microbe – Santosh Lamichhane – Methods

Linking gut microbiota to cardiovascular disease and hypertension: Lessons from chronic kidney disease – B. Meijers – Pharmacological Research

PGRP-LB homolog acts as a negative modulator of immunity in maintaining the gut-microbe symbiosis of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier – Bishnu Dawadi – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

Imbalance of gut microbiome and intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction in cardiovascular disease  – Judith N. Lezutekong – Clinical Science

Intestinal Immunomodulatory Cells (T Lymphocytes): A Bridge between Gut Microbiota and Diabetes – Qingwei Li – Mediators of Inflammation

In Vitro Fermentation Behaviour of Isomalto/Malto‐Polysaccharides Using Human Faecal Inoculum Indicates Prebiotic Potential – Fangjie Gu – Molecular Nutrition & food Research

A repeat offender: Recurrent extraintestinal Clostridium difficile infection following fecal microbiota transplantation – Bradley J.Gardiner – Anaerobe

Illuminating the microbiome’s dark matter: a functional genomic toolkit for the study of human gut Actinobacteria – Jordan E Bisanz – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Astragalus affects fecal microbial composition of young hens as determined by 16S rRNA sequencing – Hongxing Qiao – AMB Express

Omeprazole Minimally Alters the Fecal Microbial Community in Six Cats: A Pilot Study – Sarah M. Schmid – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Resveratrol Prevents the Development of Hypertension Programmed by Maternal Plus Post‐Weaning High‐Fructose Consumption Through Modulation of Oxidative Stress, Nutrient‐Sensing Signals, and Gut Microbiota – You-Lin Tain – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

DNA microarray-based assessment of virulence potential of Shiga toxin gene-carrying Escherichia coli O104:H7 isolated from feedlot cattle feces – Pragathi B. Shridhar – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Comparative metabolomics of aging in a long-lived bat: Insights into the physiology of extreme longevity – Hope C. Ball – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Identification of chemotaxis compounds in root exudates and their sensing chemoreceptors in plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9 – Haichao Feng – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Shared strategies for β-lactam catabolism in the soil microbiome – Terence S. Crofts – Nature Chemical Biology

Review: Molecular networks in plant-pathogen holobiont – Tatsuya Nobori – FEBS Letters

Importance of Soil Temperature for the Growth of Temperate Crops under a Tropical Climate and Functional Role of Soil Microbial Diversity – Nurul Syazwani Ahmad Sabri – Microbes and Environments

The Impact of Remediation Through Stabilizing Amendments on Taxonomic and Metabolic Patterns of Bacteria and Archaea in Cadmium-Contaminated Paddy Fields in Southwestern China – Yi Chen – bioRxiv

Cas9/CRISPR genome editing to demonstrate the contribution of Cyp51A Gly138Ser to azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus – Takashi Umeyama – bioRxiv

Short-term microbial effects of a large-scale mine-tailing storage facility collapse on the local natural environment – Heath W. Garris –  PLOS One

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effect of the natural arsenic gradient on the diversity and arsenic resistance of bacterial communities of the sediments of Camarones River (Atacama Desert, Chile) – Carla G. Leon – PLOS One

The association of diet, gut microbiota and colorectal cancer: what we eat may imply what we get – Jia Yang – Protein & Cell

Marine-influenced microbial communities inhabit terrestrial hot springs on a remote island volcano – Lucy C. Stewart – Extremophiles

Lignite coal burning seam in the remote Altai Mountains harbors a hydrogen-driven thermophilic microbial community – Vitaly V. Kadnikov – Scientific Reports

Effects of Fecal Source Input, Environmental Conditions, and Environmental Sources on Enterococci Concentrations in a Coastal Ecosystem – Derek Rothenheber – bioRxiv

Precipitation of Calcium Carbonate Mineral Induced by Viral Lysis of Cyanobacteria – Hengchao Xu – Biogeosciences

Food microbiology

Probiotic and Technological Properties of Exopolysaccharide Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Cereal-based Nigerian Fermented Food Products – A.T. Adesulu-Dahunsi – Food Control

Phages and viruses

Human enteric bacteria and viruses in five wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape, South Africa – Olayinka Osuolale – Journal of Infection and Public Health

Dissecting the herpesvirus architecture by targeted proteolysis – Gina Rose Daniel – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

GET_PHYLOMARKERS, a Software Package to Select Optimal Orthologous Clusters for Phylogenomics and Inferring Pan-Genome Phylogenies, Used for a Critical Geno-Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Stenotrophomonas – Pablo Vinuesa – Frontiers in Microbiology / Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Bioenergy

Genome-centric metatranscriptomes and ecological roles of the active microbial populations during cellulosic biomass anaerobic digestion – Yangyang Jia – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Meta-proteomic analysis of protein expression distinctive to electricity-generating biofilm communities in air-cathode microbial fuel cells – Jeremy F. Chignell – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Metagenome, metatranscriptome, and metaproteome approaches unraveled compositions and functional relationships of microbial communities residing in biogas plants – Julia Hassa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Mini Review: New concepts in anaerobic digestion processes: recent advances and biological aspects – Antonio Castellano-Hinojosa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Genome comparison of different Zymomonas mobilis strains provides insights on conservation of the evolution – Chen Chen – PLOS One

Microbes in the news

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

Researchers Finally Figure Out How Vaping Impacts Your Gut Bacteria

Bacteria eat antibiotics, and warn each other of threats

 

April 26, 2017

General microbiome

Baseline urine metabolic phenotype in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis and its association with outcome – Jaswinder Singh Maras – Hepatology communications

Checkpoint Checkmate: Microbiota Modulation of Cancer Immunotherapy – Eric C. Keen – Clinical chemistry

Metagenomics Analysis of Bacterial Population of Tympanosclerotic Plaques and Cholesteatomas – M. Tayyar Kalcioglu – Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Drinking alcohol is associated with variation in the human oral microbiome in a large study of American adults – Xiaozhou Fan – Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Preterm infants have distinct microbiomes not explained by mode of delivery, breastfeeding duration or antibiotic exposure – Cecilie Dahl – International Journal of Epidemiology

Gut microbial functional maturation and succession during human early life – Tomás Cerdó – Environmental microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Modelling upper respiratory tract diseases: getting grips on host-microbe interactions in chronic rhinosinusitis using in vitro technologies – Charlotte De Rudder Microbiome

Human skin microbiome

Skin microbiota and allergic symptoms associate with exposure to environmental microbes – Jenni Lehtimäki – PNAS

Human gut microbiome

Review :Dysbiosis in Functional Bowel Disorders – Paul Enck – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Immunonutrition: Novel Therapeutic Approaches Through Modulation of Diet and the Gut Microbiome – Larissa S Celiberto- Immunology

Comment : Richness and ecosystem development across faecal snapshots of the gut microbiota – Gwen Falony – Nature microbiology
Effects of gut microbiota manipulation on ex vivo lipolysis in human abdominal subcutaneous adipocytes – Johan W. E. Jocken – Adipocyte

Chronic kidney disease, uremic milieu, and its effects on gut bacterial microbiota dysbiosis – Lee D Chaves – American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology

Microbiota transplantation: concept, methodology and strategy for its modernization – Faming Zhang – Protein & Cell

The effects of sequencing platforms on phylogenetic resolution in 16 S rRNA gene profiling of human feces – Tae Woong Whon – Scientific Data

Gut Microbiota: From Microorganisms to Metabolic Organ Influencing Obesity – Richard W. Stephens – Obesity

Gut Microbes and Health: A Focus on the Mechanisms Linking Microbes, Obesity, and Related Disorders – Marialetizia Rastelli – Obesity

Review article: Impact of dietary gut microbial metabolites on the epigenome – Clarissa Gerhauser – Philosophical. Transactions of the Royal Society B

Animal experiments 

Gut Microbiota-Derived Tryptophan Metabolites Modulate Inflammatory Response in Hepatocytes and Macrophages – Cell Reports – Smitha Krishnan

Modulation of Active Gut Microbiota by Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in a Diet Induced Obesity Murine Model – Yosep Ji – Frontiers in Microbiology

Lactobacilli Are Prominent Members of the Microbiota Involved in the Ruminal Digestion of Barley and Corn – Hee E. Yang

Intestinal microbiome of broiler chickens after use of nanoparticles and metal salts – Еlena Yausheva – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Distinct consequences of amoxicillin and ertapenem exposure in the porcine gut microbiome – Sheila Connelly – Anaerobe

Indole, a Signaling Molecule Produced by the Gut Microbiota, Negatively Impacts Emotional Behaviors in Rats – Mathilde Jaglin – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Animal microbiome 

Microbiome of Total Versus Live Bacteria in the Gut of Rex Rabbits – Xiangchao Fu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Inferring Roles in Defense from Metabolic Allocation of Rice Diterpenoids – Xuan Lu – The Plant Cell

Genotypic variation in Pinus radiata responses to nitrogen source are related to changes in the root microbiome – Marta Gallart – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Competition and habitat filtering jointly explain phylogenetic structure of soil bacterial communities across elevational gradient – Qian Zhang – Environmental Microbiology

Seagrass rhizosphere microenvironment alters plant‐associated microbial community composition – Kasper Elgetti Brodersen – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparing Rock-inhabiting Microbial Communities in Different Rock Types from a High Arctic Polar Desert – Yong-Hoe Choe – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial communities in bakken region produced water – Daniel Lipus – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Aerobic microbial taxa dominate deep subsurface cores from the Alberta oil sands – Christina M Ridley – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Metal contaminations impact archaeal community composition, abundance and function in remote alpine lakes – Sergi Compte‐Port – Environmental Microbiology

 Probiotics / prebiotics

Clinical and Microbiological Effect of a Multispecies Probiotic Supplementation in Celiac Patients With Persistent IBS-type Symptoms: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Trial – Ruggiero Francavilla – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Review: Are Probiotics Effective in Targeting Alcoholic Liver Diseases? – Meegun Hong – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

March 13, 2018

In today’s digest it was quite hard to pick just few papers, since there are many, many interesting papers. From mentioned reviews I would recommend the one by H. Bokhari on the exploitation of microbial forensics and nanotechnology for the monitoring of emerging pathogens and the one by J. R. Bober on engineering probiotics and microbes for biomedical applications. From other papers I would like to highlight the one by M. Mehrshad and enigmatic SAR202 cluster, the one by A. C. Lehours and biogeographic patterns of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria and the one by E. M. Llufrio and how fluorescence activated cell sorting introduces oxidative stress and alters the metabolic state of cells. Don’t forget to check on news, where you can read about metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers, while in general science section there is an interesting article by B. Barros on ‘scientific knowledge percolation process’ or how scientific information diffuse into the social sphere.

General microbiome

Review: Exploitation of microbial forensics and nanotechnology for the monitoring of emerging pathogens – Habib Bokhari – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

The aryl hydrocarbon receptor as a moderator of host-microbiota communication – Limin Zhang – Current Opinion in Toxicology

Pregnancy and early life

The Role of the Microbiome in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease – Leah T. Stiemsma – Pediatrics

Human gut microbiome

 

Translocation of a gut pathobiont drives autoimmunity in mice and humans – S. Manfredo Vieira – Science

Experimental Chagas disease-induced perturbations of the fecal microbiome and metabolome – Laura-Isobel McCall – PLOS One

How to Increase the Butyrate-Producing Capacity of the Gut Microbiome: Do IBD Patients Really Need Butyrate Replacement and Butyrogenic Therapy? – Stanislav Sitkin – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Effect of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies – Tuo chen –  Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Animal experiments 

Supplementation of Bacillus subtilis based probiotic reduces heat stress-related behaviors and inflammatory response in broiler chickens – W C Wang – Journal of Animal Science

Comparisons of bacterial and Archaeal Communities in the Rumen and a Dual-Flow Continuous Culture Fermentation System using Amplicon Sequencing – I J Salfer – Journal of Animal Science

The Microbiome Regulates Pulmonary Responses to Ozone in Mice – Youngji Cho – American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Bifidobacteria exert species-specific effects on constipation in BALB/c mice – Linlin Wang – Food & Function

Animal microbiome 

Comparative Analysis of the Gut Bacterial Community of Four Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Based on Pyrosequencing – Carmen Ventura – Current Microbiology

Metagenomic insights into lignocellulose-degrading genes through Illumina-based de novo sequencing of the microbiome in Vietnamese native goats’ rumen – Thi Huyen Do – The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Colonization of Eggplant by Endophytic Bacteria Antagonistic to Ralstonia solanacearum, the Bacterial Wilt Pathogen – Gauri A. Achari – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences

Landscape scale factors affecting prevalence of Escherichia coli in surface soil include land cover type, edge interactions, and soil pH – Nicholas Dusek – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Nigericin and grisorixin methyl ester from the Algerian soil-living Streptomyces youssoufiensis SF10 strain: a computational study on their epimeric structures and evaluation of glioblastoma stem cells growth inhibition – Nassima Leulmi – Natural Product Research

Interacting effect of diclofop-methyl on the rice rhizosphere microbiome and denitrification – Haifeng Qian – Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology

Indigenous Pseudomonas spp. Strains from the Olive (Olea europaea L.) Rhizosphere as Effective Biocontrol Agents against Verticillium dahliae: From the Host Roots to the Bacterial Genomes – Carmen Gómez-Lama Cabanás  – Frontiers in Microbiology

Resveratrol as a growth substrate for bacteria from the rhizosphere – Zohre Kurt – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Predicting the structure of soil communities from plant community taxonomy, phylogeny, and traits – Jonathan W. Leff – The ISME Journal

Diversity of microbial communities potentially involved in mercury methylation in rice paddies surrounding typical mercury mining areas in China – Xin Liu – Microbiology Open

Bacterial Preferences for Specific Soil Particle Size Fractions Revealed by Community Analyses – Michael Hemkemeyer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Volatile compounds from beneficial or pathogenic bacteria differentially regulate root exudation, transcription of iron transporters, and defense signaling pathways in Sorghum bicolor – Erasto Hernández-Calderón –  Plant Molecular Biology

The impact of failure: unsuccessful bacterial invasions steer the soil microbial community away from the invader’s niche – C. A. Mallon – The ISME Journal

Soil contamination alters the willow root and rhizosphere metatranscriptome and the root–rhizosphere interactome – Etienne Yergeau – The ISME Journal

Bioaugmentation of chlorothalonil-contaminated soil with hydrolytically or reductively dehalogenating strain and its effect on soil microbial community – Xi-Hui Xu – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Biogeographic patterns of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria reveal an ecological consistency of phylogenetic clades in different oceanic biomes – Anne-Catherine Lehours – Scientific Report

Mercury-methylating bacteria are associated with zooplankton: a proof-of-principle survey in the Baltic Sea –  Elena Gorokhova – bioRxiv

Mosaic patterns of B-vitamin synthesis and utilization in a natural marine microbial community – Laura Gómez-Consarnau – bioRxiv

Effects of nutrient loading on sediment bacterial and pathogen communities within seagrass meadows – Songlin Liu – Microbiology Open

Chapter 17 – Rhizosphere Metabolite Profiling: An Opportunity to Understand Plant-Microbe Interactions for Crop Improvement -Amit Verma – Crop Improvement Through Microbial Biotechnology

Chapter 22 – Plant-Microbe Interaction and Genome Sequencing: An Evolutionary Insight – Krishna K. Sharma – Crop Improvement Through Microbial Biotechnology

Metagenomic Insights into the Phylogenetic and Metabolic Diversity of the Prokaryotic Community Dwelling in Hypersaline Soils from the Odiel Saltmarshes (SW Spain) – Blanca Vera-Gargallo – Genes

Opening the black box of spring water microbiology from alpine karst aquifers to support proactive drinking water resource management – Domenico Savio – Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water

Genomes of ubiquitous marine and hypersaline Hydrogenovibrio, Thiomicrorhabdus, and Thiomicrospira spp. encode a diversity of mechanisms to sustain chemolithoautotrophy in heterogeneous environments – Kathleen M. Scott – Environmental Microbiology

Data Article: Bioinformatics delimitation based on sequence data of the psychrophilic and psychrotolerant actinobacteria isolated from the Polar Frontal waters of the Antarctic Ocean – Palaniappan Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Cultivation-Independent and Cultivation-Dependent Analysis of Microbes in the Shallow-Sea Hydrothermal System Off Kueishantao Island, Taiwan: Unmasking Heterotrophic Bacterial Diversity and Functional Capacity – Kai Tang – Frontiers in Microbiology

The enigmatic SAR202 cluster up close: shedding light on a globally distributed dark ocean lineage involved in sulfur cycling – Maliheh Mehrshad – The ISME Journal

The widespread dissemination of integrons throughout bacterial communities in a riverine system – Gregory C. A. Amos – The ISME Journal

Expression profiling of host and virus during a coccolithophore bloom provides insights into the role of viral infection in promoting carbon export – Uri Sheyn – The ISME Journal

Contrasting patterns of genome-level diversity across distinct co-occurring bacterial populations – Sarahi L. Garcia – The ISME Journal

Metabolic versatility of small archaea Micrarchaeota and Parvarchaeota – Lin-Xing Chen – The ISME Journal

Geobacteraceae are important members of mercury-methylating microbial communities of sediments impacted by waste water releases – Andrea G. Bravo – The ISME Journal

Diazotroph diversity and nitrogen fixation in the coral Stylophora pistillata from the Great Barrier Reef  – Michael P. Lesser – The ISME Journal

Multiple colonist pools shape fiddler crab-associated bacterial communities – Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler – The ISME Journal

Pangenomic Definition of Prokaryotic Species and the Phylogenetic Structure of Prochlorococcus spp. – Mikhail A. Moldovan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Halotolerant Exiguobacterium profundum PHM11 Tolerate Salinity by Accumulating L-Proline and Fine-Tuning Gene Expression Profiles of Related Metabolic Pathways – Vikas K. Patel – Frontiers in Microbiology

The predictability of a lake phytoplankton community, over time-scales of hours to years – Mridul K. Thomas – Ecology Letters

Built environment

Anaerobic Ammonium-Oxidizing Bacteria in Cow Manure Composting – Tingting Wang – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Petrophilic, Fe(III) Reducing Exoelectrogen Citrobacter sp. KVM11, Isolated From Hydrocarbon Fed Microbial Electrochemical Remediation Systems – Krishnaveni Venkidusamy – Frontiers in Microbiology

Inhibitors degradation and microbial response during continuous anaerobic conversion of hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater – Buchun Sia – Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiology

Different temperatures select distinctive acetic acid bacteria species and promotes organic acids production during Kombucha tea fermentation – Francesca De Filippis – Food Microbiology

Staphylococcus aureus undergoes major transcriptional reorganization during growth with Enterococcus faecalis in milk – Gabriela NogueiraViçosa – Food Microbiology

Variability within the dominant microbiota of sliced cooked poultry products at expiration date in the Belgian retail – Wim Geeraerts – Food Microbiology

Changes in microbial communities and quality attributes of white muscle and dark muscle from common carp (Cyprinus carpio) during chilled and freeze-chilled storage – Qian Li – Food Microbiology

Microbial diversity and chemical analysis of the starters used in traditional Chinese sweet rice wine – Haiying Cai –  Food Microbiology

Structure of association networks in food bacterial communities – Eugenio Parente – Food Microbiology

Shifts in spinach microbial communities after chlorine washing and storage at compliant and abusive temperatures – Ganyu Gu – Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Effective identification of Lactobacillus casei group species: genome-based selection of the gene mutL as the target of a novel multiplex PCR assay – Benedetta Bottari – Microbiology

Phages and viruses

A Holistic Assessment of the Risks and Benefits of the Synthesis of Horsepox Virus – Diane Di Euliis – mSphere

Biotechnology

Impact of anti-acidification microbial consortium on carbohydrate metabolism of key microbes during food waste composting – Caihong Song – Bioresource Technology

Review: Synthetic Biology Approaches to Engineer Probiotics and Members of the Human Microbiota for Biomedical Applications – Josef R. Bober – Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Techniques

Sorting Cells Alters Their Redox State and Cellular Metabolome – Elizabeth M. Llufrio – Redox Biology

Microbes in the news 

Ibuprofen Counters Key Bacteria in Lungs of CF Patients, Study Shows

Bacteria in your intestines can trigger autoimmune diseases

A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers

Science, publishing, and career

Scientific knowledge percolation process and social impact: a case study on the biotechnology and microbiology perceptions on Twitter – Beatriz Barros – Science and Public Policy

February 3, 2018

Today’s digest is short, but has exciting reads on how machine learning is improving prediction of antibiotic resistance genes.

General Microbiome

Construction of Effective Minimal Active Microbial Consortia for Lignocellulose Degradation. Puentes-Téllez PE. Microbial Ecology

Review: Role of antimicrobial peptides in controlling symbiotic bacterial populations. Mergaert P. Natural Product Reports

Evaluation of the ability of commercial wine yeasts to form biofilms (mats) and adhere to plastic: implications for the microbiota of the winery environment.Tek EL. FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Gut Microbiome

The mechanistic link between health and gut microbiota diversity.Larsen OFA. Scientific Reports

REVIEW:The Role of Gut Microbiome and Associated Metabolome in the Regulation of Neuroinflammation in Multiple Sclerosis and Its Implications in Attenuating Chronic Inflammation in Other Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders.Dopkins N. Immunology

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Lithobiontic life: “Atacama rocks are well and alive”. Gómez-Silva B.Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

Contrasting patterns of the bacterial and archaeal communities in a high-elevation river in northwestern China. Hu Y. Journal of Microbiology

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plant Chemical Defence: Effects of Colonisation on Aboveground and Belowground Metabolomes. Hill EM. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Comparison of plants with C3 and C4 carbon fixation pathways for remediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contaminated soils. Sivaram AK. Scientific Reports

Soda pans of the Pannonian steppe harbor unique bacterial communities adapted to multiple extreme conditions. Szabó A. Exremophiles

The effects of glyphosate, glufosinate, paraquat and paraquat-diquat on soil microbial activity and bacterial, archaeal and nematode diversity.Dennis PG. Scientific Reports

Soil commensal rhizobia promote Rhizobium etli nodulation efficiency through CinR-mediated quorum sensing. Miao J. Archives of Microbiology

Distribution of thermophilic endospores in a temperate estuary indicate that dispersal history structures sediment microbial communities.Bell E. Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Age-associated microbiome shows the giant panda lives on hemicelluloses, not on cellulose. Zhang W. ISME Journal

Increased productivity in poultry birds by sub-lethal dose of antibiotics is arbitrated by selective enrichment of gut microbiota, particularly short-chain fatty acid producers. Banerjee S. Microbiology

Whole metagenome sequencing reveals links between mosquito microbiota and insecticide resistance in malaria vectors. Dada N. Scientific Reports

Virome

The virome of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Gigaspora margarita reveals the first report of DNA fragments corresponding to replicating non-retroviral RNA viruses in Fungi.Turina M. Environmental Microbiology

Techniques/Protocols

DeepARG: a deep learning approach for predicting antibiotic resistance genes from metagenomic data.Arango-Argoty G. Microbiome